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Anzac Monday’s national forecast (+8 Maps)

The weather across New Zealand for our public holiday today isn’t looking too flash in some areas as a wintry change bites in the south, but many other regions may have windy westerlies but mild/dry weather.

Some parts of Southland and Otago will struggle to even reach the double digits today as colder than usual airflows move in from the Southern Ocean area. Warmest weather will be in the north and north east of both islands.

The coldest air arrives this afternoon and tonight in the deep south, with a windy and milder west to north west wind earlier.

Southland and the West Coast will be wettest today, while the front will fall apart as it moves northwards into Canterbury.

The North Island has a few showers here and there but the front doesn’t arrive until overnight in the west – bringing downpours into the upper North Island on Tuesday morning with cooler air behind it (but will barely affect the upper North Island).

Any thunderstorm risk today is low risk, but a few risk areas (mostly in Northland and Fiordland).

Dangerous beach and sea conditions will impact parts of Stewart Island, Southland, Fiordland the West Coast and fairly high waves into beaches of the western North Island.

All the maps below can be found here:

For more details refer to the LOCAL and HOURLY forecasts we have at all locations in New Zealand. Or visit


Phillip Smith on 26/04/2021 4:33am

Hi Phil, met service has us in Levin down for thunder and hail tonight is this right?

Cheers Phil Smith

WW Forecast Team on 26/04/2021 7:38pm

Hi Phil, Take a look at our Lightning risk maps – there is the chance of an isolated rumble or two but isolated looks to be the key word.
Phil D

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